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Grade: 15

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You MUST submit a complete resume in order to be considered for this position. Please review the required documents section of the vacancy announcement for further information.
I certify that I have read the "Who May Be Considered" AND the "Job Summary" sections of this vacancy announcement and I understand that if I am a previous or current Federal competitive employee (includes most Census employees) looking for a transfer, promotion, reassignment, or reinstatement, this vacancy may not afford me the best advantage. I understand my option to consult with the HR office listed on the vacancy if I have any questions.
1 How did you learn about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Career Fair
  • Census Bureau Employee
  • College Information Session/Classroom Presentation
  • Friend/Colleague
  • Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Event
  • Internship
  • Job Search Website
    1.1 From which kind of print advertisement did you learn about this position?
    • Brochure
    • Magazine
    • Newspaper
    • Other
    1.2 From which social network did you learn about this position?
    • Black Planet
    • Facebook
    • Hootsuite
    • LinkedIn
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • Other
    1.3 From which job search website did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Glassdoor.com
    • Monster.com
    • TweetMyJobs.com
    • USAJOBS.gov
    • US.jobs
    • Other
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  • Professional Conference/Organization
    1.1 From which professional conference/organization did you learn about this position?
    • American Economic Association
    • American Statistical Association
    • League of United Latin American Citizens
    • National Association for Business Economics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Other
  • Professional Magazine/Trade Journal
  • Radio/TV Announcement
  • Recruiter/Headhunter/Search Firm
  • Social Network
  • Special Emphasis/Affinity Group
  • Veterans Recruitment Event
  • Other
2 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within United States Census Bureau. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 In addition to the basic education requirements do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-14)? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Indicate your experience leading and managing a diverse set of projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Leading and managing projects involving multiple divisions
  • Leading and managing projects with outside agencies
  • Leading and managing projects with external stakeholders
  • Leading and managing projects with other interested parties
  • None of the above
6 Do you have experience leading and managing a diverse set of projects, including projects involving multiple divisions, outside agencies, external stakeholders and/or other interested parties? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Indicate your experience setting priorities and developing, monitoring, and/or analyzing detailed program/project requirements and implementation schedules. Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating with counterparts within my organization in areas of project requirements, specifications, schedules, processes, and prioritization
  • Advising superiors regarding the best course of action on projects by providing implications regarding feasibility, risk, schedule, resources, etc
  • Setting priorities and monitoring progress of projects
  • Analyzing detailed project requirements and implementation schedules
  • None of the above
8 Do you have experience implementing project management best practices related to the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Requirements management
  • Integrated scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Change control
  • None of the above
9 Select the choice that best describes the highest level of training you have completed in Project Management or Information Technology Project Management. Answer to this question is required
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • Master's certificate or taken and passed a graduate level program
  • Citation in project Management or taken at least 3 different courses in Project Management
  • Completed one course in Project Management
  • None of the above
10 Indicate your project management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Setting priorities
  • Developing project schedules
  • Negotiating acceptable time frames with others
  • Achieving objectives within schedule despite tight time constraints
  • None of the above
11 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 Choose the answer that best describes your experience in negotiating and coordinating project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified and met: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this function.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have assisted a senior level staff member in negotiating and coordinating project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified and met.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have independently negotiated and coordinated project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified and met as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  • I am highly skilled at negotiating and coordinating project plans, objectives and schedules to ensure customers' needs are identified and met. I have performed this task routinely and I have trained others to perform this task.
13 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14 Please select the response that BEST describes your ability to build coalitions while in a leadership position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated a high level of ability to negotiate complex issues with individuals/ groups of diverse backgrounds both internal and external to the organization, and I have developed and enhanced alliances with external groups, demonstrating the high level of ability to effectively communicate with groups of varying levels of education and competence, finding common ground with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to persuade others through my ability to effectively communicate. This may have included working on a team or project where you were successful in persuading others to move in a specific direction, implement a specific change, and/or which resulted In a change to a former decision.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external groups; negotiating to achieve cooperation among people with varying opinions and views.
  • I have limited leadership experience and/or experience representing an organization/agency externally for speaking engagements or negotiations, but have established and maintained effective working relationships internally.
  • None of the above.
15 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16 My experience would show I have the ability to manage conflict within teams while accomplishing project goals by: Answer to this question is required
  • Inspiring, motivating, and guiding others to achieve goals.
  • Developing and sustaining working relationships.
  • Fostering commitment, team spirit, pride, and trust.
  • Developing leadership in others by coaching, mentoring, rewarding, and guiding them.
  • None of the above.
17 Please select the response that BEST describes your experience in a leadership role. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully lead an organization that was responsible for delivering specific products or services critical to the success of the organization or business goal.
  • I have developed and implemented a new organizational vision that integrates key program goals, priorities, values, and other factors necessary in establishing a new line of business.
  • I have successfully demonstrated leadership by motivating other managers to incorporate vision, strategic planning/and or quality management into the full range of organization structure.
  • I have extensive experience successfully implementing changing priorities in a complex multi faceted organization which included reallocating resources and/or modifying policies and procedures that have demonstrated positive results.
  • I have successfully demonstrated the ability to adapt to shifting priorities in managing multiple programs, projects, and/or initiatives.
  • None of the above.
18 Have you developed and implemented a strategic directive for an organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and implemented a strategic directive for an organization.
  • I have developed a strategic directive for an organization.
  • I have implemented a strategic directive for an organization.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
19 Do you have experience participating in executive-level strategy sessions to develop and implement initiatives in support of an agency's strategic vision, goals and objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Do you have experience developing and monitoring budget/financial plans to ensure major programs are adequately funded and spending controlled? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Please select the response that best describes your experience managing budget formulation and allocating resources for an organizational unit. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had overall responsibility managing budget formulation and allocating resources for an organizational unit.
  • I have managed budget formulation and allocated resources for one or more programs in an organizational unit.
  • I have contributed to budget formulation and allocated resources in an organizational unit.
  • I do not have any experience in budget formulation and allocating resources.
22 Identify the specific employment/volunteer work in your resume in which you describe your experience to support your answer to the previous question; i.e. company name, position title, and dates. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
23 I have planned or managed projects/initiatives that have required me to personally prepare the following written documents: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyses of the effectiveness of existing systems including the feasibility of pursuing alternatives for improvement.
  • Cost-benefit analyses on which project authorization decisions were based
  • Detailed project plans including multiple deliverables, dependencies, timelines and key milestones
  • Project proposals including costs, benefits, timetables and implementation strategies.
  • Budget documents and financial plans to support acquisition of new technology
  • System specifications and statements of work
  • Other documents necessary to satisfy legal, regulatory and policy requirements
  • None of the above
24 Do you have experience working across internal and external organizational lines to do the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop program/project goals.
  • Coordinate programs/projects.
  • Exchange program/project information.
  • Communicate program/project priorities and goals.
  • Communicate program/project progress and outcomes.
  • None of the above.
25 Do you have experience establishing working relationships with various levels of management within an organization and/or performing outreach to external parties and stakeholders to present program goals, strategies and objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
26 Do you have experience working with interdivisional teams in designing operational implementation plans for large-scale field data collection or census operations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
27 Please indicate your experience in preparing and presenting status reports to the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional oversight committees
  • Inspectors General's office
  • Government Accountability Office
  • None of the Above
28 Have you influenced, persuaded, or negotiated with sponsors, data users, or other professionals to resolve technical issues or points of disagreement in official meetings, presentations or conferences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No